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Gay man named Acting Air Force Secretary | VIDEO

Eric Fanning becomes the highest ranking LGBT person in the Defense Department, a remarkable feat considering the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still fresh on everyone’s mind.

Smooth transition, unfinished business mark first anniversary of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe applaud and celebrate the one-year anniversary of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” praising the smooth transition the military has made in allowing gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve openly in the military, and call on the White House, Pentagon and Congress to embrace and advance the final work necessary to achieve full LGBT equality in the Armed Forces.

VIDEO: Six months after repeal, military says DADT died quietly

Six months after the military dropped the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law barring gays from serving openly, Pentagon officials and gay rights advocates say the policy change has largely been a non-issue, with few complaints and no major headaches resulting from the new rules.